Common Core book recommendations and Common Core-aligned resources for 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade readers



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Bad Boy

Walter Dean Myers

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don’t miss this memoir...

Before I Fall Enhanced Edition

Lauren Oliver

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Gayle Forman's If I S...

Berlin Boxing Club, The

Robert Sharenow

Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Publishers Weekly calle...


Neal Shusterman

The New York Times bestselling author of Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman, delivers a suspenseful, eloquent, and thrilling novel that you w...

Civil War

Martin W. Sandler

During the years 1861–1865, America was a nation torn apart by war. From terrible land combat to fierce battles at sea, from mothers losing sons to brothers fighting brothers, the Civil Wa...

Common Core Teaching Guide (Fall 2014)

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This teaching guide includes Common Core strands, discussion questions, activities, and Guided Reading Levels for 25 new titles for Kindergarten through High School. [PDF]

Common Core Teaching Guide (Winter and Summer 2014)

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This teaching guide includes Common Core strands, discussion questions, activities, and Guided Reading Levels for 25 new titles for Kindergarten through High School. [PDF]

Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone, The

Tony Abbott; Illustrated by Bill Perkins

Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. F...

Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse, The

Tony Abbott; Illustrated by Bill Perkins

Bestselling author Tony Abbott returns with the next full-length book in the Copernicus Legacy series, a globe-trotting adventure packed with more riddles, puzzles, and secret histories. The hun...

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

Megan Kelley Hall; By (author) Carrie Jones

Don't miss this excellent catalyst for one-on-one and classroom discussionToday's top authors for teens and young people come together to share their stories about bullyi...


Lauren Oliver

The first book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. In an alternate United Stat...


Heather Dixon

Come and mend your broken hearts here. In this retelling of the classic tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," the eldest princess must fight to save her family—and her heart—from an ...

Falling into Place

Amy Zhang

One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear flash...

Girl of Fire and Thorns (rpkg), The

Rae Carson

The first book in the acclaimed and award-winning New York Times bestselling trilogy. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a remarkable novel full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, ...


Michael Grant

The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord...

Graveyard Book, The

Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Dave McKean; Foreword by Margaret Atwood

The 10th anniversary edition of The Graveyard Book includes a foreword by Margaret Atwood as well as sketches from the illustrator, handwritten drafts, and Neil Gaiman’...

Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2, The

Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by P. Craig Russell; By (author) P. Craig Russell

The second volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning novel T...

Guys Read: True Stories

Jon Scieszka; By (author) Jim Murphy; By (author) Elizabeth Partridge; By (author) Nathan Hale; By (author) James Sturm; By (author) Candace Fleming; By (author) Douglas Florian; By (author) Sy Montgomery; By (author) Steve Sheinkin; By (author) T. Edward Nickens; By (author) Thanhha Lai

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ...

Harlem Hellfighters, The

Walter Dean Myers; By (author) Bill Miles

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and renowned filmmaker Bill Miles deftly tell the true story of the unsung American heroes of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World Wa...

I Am Number Four

Pittacus Lore

The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, livi...

Kiss of Broken Glass

Madeleine Kuderick

In the next 72 hours, Kenna may lose everything—her friends, her freedom, and maybe even herself. One kiss of the blade was all it took to get her sent to the psych ward for 72 hours. Ther...

Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The

C. S. Lewis; Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.A mass-market paperback edition of The Lio...


Walter Dean Myers

This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a s...

Never Fall Down

Patricia McCormick

This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and th...


Dan Wells

For fans of The Hunger Games, Battlestar Galactica, and Blade Runner comes the first book in the Partials Sequence, a fast-paced, action-packed, and riveting sci-fi te...

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